Paddy Ashdown Zombie Slayer
I’m combining one of my cheeky lookalikes with a plug for a film today, and you’ll see why. I recently watched the 1979 film by Lucio Fulci, Zombie Flesh Eaters, and it was most entertaining. But first, do you see the similarity between ex-Liberal leader Lord Paddy ‘Pantsdown’ Ashdown, himself once a fearsome member of the Royal Marines, and Scottish actor Ian McCulloch who landed on a beach and proved himself with a gun in Fulci’s film?
The film, if you haven’t seen it, is a must, but then again I am a sucker for the Italian horrors of the 1970s and 1980s. It has it all – terrible acting, lousy dialogue, dreadful dubbing, and the women are there only to strip off, scream and get slaughtered – yet is a joy to watch. For its time it has some fabulous effects, especially the shark scenes and the zombies themselves. It also has quite a few that are less than convincing!
Enjoy the trailer (by the way, Zombie Flesh Eaters was the title in the UK):
I would pay vey good money to be allowed NOT to watch Zombie Flesh Eaters, but once again you have an uncanny eye for spotting unlikely likenesses. Do you think Paddy was moonlighting?
I don’t know but if you look at the expressions during the film it is really, really spooky.